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turkey and syria edge closer to conflict with a fresh exchange of shelling across the border on saturday as ankara warns that war isn't far off. some of calling the ongoing publications from syria a full slide operation by the rebels aimed at provoking foreign intervention. bahraini police used tear gas and water cannon after crowds of pro-democracy protesters to say and of the nation's capital to push from war rights and an end to roil rule. russia demands justice for a twenty four year old student beaten half to death in a canadian detention center. as venezuela's outspoken socialist leader and
his young democratic rival gear up for sunday's neck and neck presidential poll we look at their track records and the mood of the nation. coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshua come to the program turkey launched a fresh artillery strike on syria and so on saturday morning in response to another mortar attack this comes just days after five turkish civilians were killed by syrian shelling well as get the latest now from our middle east correspondent paula sleep here. so paul what's the word on casualties so far and who's responsible for the latest attack. well as of yet we don't have any. on casualties we
do know that there's a mortar bomb landed in the countryside in turkish that territory so it is possible that no one in fact was injured or killed but as i say no confirmation on this we also have no word on who was responsible for this later mortar from syria what i can tell you though is that almost immediately turkey responded and went on the offensive meaning that we have the situation along the turkish syrian border intensifying it's not a back on wednesday when a mortar bomb fired from syria killed five turkish citizens and since then the situation has nearly escalated we're hearing from the turkish prime minister that he does not want a situation of war but he has warned the syrians not to make a fatal mistake and that is a quote from him and taste his resolve the syrians will decide have apologized for those what is interesting is that you need to realize that these mortars that are being fired from syria into turkey are close range missiles now they are coming from terra true that is controlled by the syrian rebels so this is why many are
suggesting that perhaps they are being fired on purpose they're being fired to provoke the situation and create a false flag operation now the reasoning behind this could be that turkey for some time has been calling for a no fly zone it might be provoked into calling for foreign intervention and for nato to get involved in fact we've heard some rebel leaders in exile call for this although the majority of exiles in the majority of syrians are against this but the situation intensifying on the ground and everyone concerned that we could see this border tension into some kind of regional conflict. well as the faceoff between turkey and syria ask how's the battle between arsenal and their rebels progressing . well the battle certainly is intensifying the latest is a video that has now been released by the syrian rebels we have no confirmation as to the or fade patient of the video but. in it it does claim that the rebels will
start executing forty eight shiite muslims from iran if damascus does not meet the demands of the syrian rebels now there has been dialogue and some kind of negotiations for a while between the syrian government and the iranian government at the same time just outside damascus the rebels have shot down a syrian heavy cop to govern the ship but this comes as shelling continues between both sides in several cities of all and the country russia has come to the fore in the mediate tree role it has said that it hopes the united nations arab on boy to syria will be coming to moscow perhaps later this month and they too they hope that both sides will express caution moscow also saying that these cross border incidents are completely unacceptable. by paul thanks very much indeed for bringing us this update policy reporting there. police have a used water cannon and tear gas to disperse hundreds of foreign demonstrators in
bahrain's capital monella young risk a mass protesters marched in a funeral procession for an activist who died in prison after allegedly being denied proper medical treatment people in the crowd began throwing rocks and petrol bombs when security officers tried to stop them authorities have been cracking down on the opposition for twenty months but many continue hitting the streets demanding equal rights and and and to the sunni around eighty people have been killed and thousands arrested including prominent human rights activists the village op is now serving three years in prison for attending an illegal demonstration former m.p. side of assad he says there is hypocrisy in the way the west reacts to the end rest in. you problem the double standard which practiced by. trees. on those regimes. who.
let's say we each relationship with them or probably they consider them as enemies but like old regime it's a part of the system they have roofs off relationships they give them some let's say support. as. with rooms they take some for the cities they have the only for a lot of countries doubts. about what's happening here although it's not clear. what's happening somewhere else. well so i have for you the program crime and confusion we are reporting how unsuspecting londoners are facing multiple find simply for leading their everyday lives. a twenty four year old russian student remains in critical condition after being brutally beaten in a canadian detention center two months ago dennis tell you cough it was a resident after he allegedly threatened another city would wait russia's foreign
ministry has demanded an investigation into the incident calgary police have yet to bring any charges in relation to the assault. model believes canadian authorities are being negligent. not as first back it's very often it's happening all there and it isn't an awful lot to act but the accident with dennis in this raymond center is the worst i mean condition of his health even so lay down he's not eating on his own he had a few years in his throat and he's grieving for this do you. truly cover is still far away from this. it's very it's low income students and i don't always have him and didn't try to reach me or say something can be no they're not commenting anything and they absolutely they are not helping me with not have to be justice you know they get you've been bitten like that and he deserves to have
a rehab in here he might not qualify because he is you know the it doesn't in atlanta but there is a special governmental program and they can use that they have to pay for something and they have to begin with what canada did with him and i don't need money or whatever and wanted him to be back to normal life i want him outside of canada on his own. and akon eric presidential election finale is predicted for sunday in venezuela the outspoken socialist leader which obvious and his young democrat rival have made their final pitches and the country has now entered a day of silence are just lazy enough as in caracas with all the pre-election drama . there's no question who these venezuelans will be voting for coming seventh. we are who you are because we support our president chavez he does many things to help us housing education programs helping the poor everything here has gotten
a lot better because of how everything has changed. their red shirts brand them as the lifeblood of the venezuelan president's leftist movement through out his fourteen years in power for the hundreds of thousands of supporters who gathered in caucus on thursday the message was clear they want six more years of hell come undone day. his supporters say that chavez is the country's first president to genuinely care about the lower class. chavez is the punishment of the rich and the window of hope to. have them meeting under the banner of socialism for the twenty first century chavez has pumped hundreds of billions of petro dollars into the economy and government run aid programs along with earning him popular support poverty has fallen from fifty percent in one thousand nine hundred nine to around thirty percent last year yet life in this country is far from ideal and with the plague of unemployment crime and corruption many venezuelans are now saying it's
time for shoppers to go but it looks like i'm one of those who good for showbiz but he's time hispanic community change. in this race change means of the for opposition leader in the us a forty year old lawyer who unlike chavez enjoyed a privileged upbringing. the son of a wealthy family that controls a media conglomerate and a chain of movie theaters this is against. supporters by promising to combat climate unemployment and corruption but opponents have charged that capri this is deliberately hiding his real economic goals the candidates are. they could be were different this is the man of the people who come from this kind of poverty and their works trying to change that and the other kid reading your feelings is a man of the wealthy the elite of the oligarchs who would implement privatization the only. stereo. it's a choice between two radically different worldviews referendum and then as well as
socialist experiment. then just an idea it's a way of. anytime. you see catherine of artsy. and i'll take a look at some other stories from around the world at mass rallies said to take part in venice as people call for the regions in of hands from rome this comes after a violent clashes between students and the police broke out in several italian cities in the latest show of anger against prime minister mario monti is spending cuts despite government efforts italy continues to slide deeper into recession with the youth unemployment rate at thirty five percent. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta has lashed out of the afghan president saying the country's leadership saying nato forces for fighting and dying for his country he was responding to how the karzai is complains this thursday that washington is failing to go after militants based in pakistan iraq comes as the lines continues
to suffer so-called insider attacks in which afghans turn their guns on coalition troops some two thousand u.s. soldiers have lost their lives since the war began in two thousand and one. the world stop platinum producer has fired twelve thousand employees for striking over wages in south africa it's an attempt to choke a wave of mass walkouts that have seen the firm suffer losses of over eighty million u.s. dollars because the mining industry has been plagued by wildcat protests with some resulted in deaths in just one day in august thirty four workers were killed during bloody clashes. in troops are in certainly the city of bani walid a former stronghold of the country's ousted leader moammar gadhafi locals are claiming the city is practically under siege with food and fuel supplies blocked tensions were sparked by the death of a former rebel credited with the colonel's capture the man in question was
kidnapped and held up near a body while the he died shortly after his release due to injuries inflicted by his captives tripoli is demanding their release of other captives in the region. also to come this hour here in r.t. pre-election excitement. so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's more than twenty four hours a day coverage on everything. on the eve of the u.s. presidential elections we ask the people in america how they really feel about the race for the white house that's just a tad after a short break stay with us. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the sun coming island is the island of minute on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the
pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look at what's in store for us here. until two thousand and four the island was part of the borders own and was completely restricted to visit is no this picture is place is open to tourists unique plants and animals are its top attraction. to be has been exploring the deaths of the world seas for several decades but it's here at more your own island where he has finally found what he'd been looking for . me the most the water here is very clear the visibility is very good and the underwater world here is a stream lee rich i've been to many diving locations across the planet including the island the bali but mine are on top of my list while some go to the cycling region to enjoy the sights others convert the islands nature's riches into
a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight shock hundreds of thousands of tons of fish get caught in the nets too late to produce delicious salamon caviar almost and necessary attribute of any feast in russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than a hundred million. this is. only . a mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood such a diverse those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major. if you. believe.
you want to live your life from moscow drinking dog walking even feeding a bird smalltown he's now considered criminal in hundreds of london's parks that move has been slammed by civil liberties groups as an attack on personal freedoms while the government insists the ban is in place to tackle anti-social behavior are just out for us has more here in this park and lungs and if you all found drinking alcohol all growing up bowl or even feeding the pigeons you could inadvertently be committing a criminal oath of all offend the prize pool so are lots of people the band in london much she's a will paying full hundred thirty five rubbish and zines and tackling and she say she behavior the almighty. have been a good policy idea in theory has local people say and it up a very bad policy in practice meaning hardline crackdowns on the softest of
misdemeanors disconcertingly many bars in london have now hired private contractors to carry out the enforcement of these fines phil morris knows all about them after his local council hired services he received an eighty pound penalty for dropping a cigarette butt and that he maintains he didn't know it was illegal he refused to pay to fruit fly to. see just who are ex for the private security and surveillance of the main providers a so-called informant offices in the u.k. contracted by some local councils thirst of the kitted out with cameras and uniforms but their tactics of pursuing these fines often seem far from professional or was. well the way to do
people we asked phil's local council for their response they told r.t. these new offices back up our support for the public who fed up with the actions of the minority. and move in the fowls cigarette butt litter will not get paid unless the issue of fine appropriately x. will only get paid if they find someone to find a fact confirmed by a glance at their website which issues local councils that their service is risk free and they won't charge and less the penalties and surprising that the areas where rex will have been hired has seen a massive increase in the number of fines that every sheet and there is now concern over whether that is fair or ethical i'm sad about the current ability of the transparency i recently dealt in the home affairs select committee which looks at these issues with a case of on the bar of new and which has law enforcement officers who are in fact
council officials but dress up like police have been promised to make which is going to look into it because it's it's actually i think a criminal activity to pretend to be a police officer when you're not and i'm very concerned about how about that trend is going i think in the past it would be assumes that people knew the law that it was reasonable and so long as you weren't creating a problem then you could do what you like but increasingly it seems that that is no longer the case these findings may be surprising for some but the truth is these types of laws and offenses of being creeping up on us the some time now they're actually growing in number so also the moment you can enjoy the parks in london but if you do not feed in tariff artsy. and in the u.s. presidential race barack obama is being sued by a chinese own company which he blocked from buying when farm in america the chinese investors claim obama issued the order without any explanation comes out of the white house faces more pressure from the republicans to toughen up on beijing and
some observers say obama simply trying to woo u.s. voters. the timing is somewhat suspicious just because the two presidential candidates. to outdo each other in demonizing china in this whole presidential campaign whichever candidate when president obama governor romney both wall and then have to. prepare for all the damage that has been incurred and rendered unnecessarily so i think i think the american people understand the us senator relations far better candidates seem to think the understand and somehow they feel that putting this needed cast on china is going to gain them both and i don't believe that they're right. and as a world away is the possible outcomes of the fam or us presidential ballot our
resident laurie harvin is to the streets of new york to find out what voters make of the race so far. the two thousand and twelve presidential elections why are they so boring this week let's talk about that. so tired of all of it you know i mean it's almost like it's more than twenty four hours of coverage on everything you know no matter what happens and nothing happens. having said that i think obama's going to win do you think he believes in himself as much as he did four years ago because he seems kind of tired he seems like he's a little frustrated i think he's more tired of. just all of this like he just wants to get it over to november and just like ok give me you know let me when president obama was the first african-american president so exciting no it's boring me i don't know if there's going to be this much of a turnout for voters this year are you going to vote absolutely we're talking about the election you know. i'm american i mean we now yeah we don't we
don't let a lot of americans vote too apparently why do you want to run don't you think either candidate can get it done i think there's too much corruption in the government and the bush kerry kerry yeah i was just like i like which one do i like the least ok i'll use the other the other one yeah yeah so it's kind of the same thing as two thousand and four that maybe it's just like one of those here i feel like they just wants to be to get it over with and they just want to hear more details on the plans and get it over with and get on with it and do something. good they do this nice things up. there the smart ones with all the millions of dollars do you think they get put on a better show right. whether or not you think this election is boring the bottom line is we only have about a month until it's finally over and we can all gladly move on.
and all the way here in our team we talked to member of the u.k. parliament who risked his political career for exposing the truth about his country's mission in afghanistan. the sun rises over what seems like analyst forest but here in new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all storm as in much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forest of the more skewed region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis the world wildlife fund for
nature makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy longer set up trucks making them hard to reach an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve we're only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forests or nets in our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find fall it tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander some morning has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible
to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here which means that they have twelve tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quite. in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're illegal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promoter ski region and the w w f he says the government isn't doing enough to stop it i guess the government now is a start of that here for more whole forest legislation so assumes the pals and so on river grabs a new forest court and according to. the guys involved in the in the forest to the still the forest courts deal doesn't work just you should do
it there's no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do. it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. versus member of parliament was recently thrown out of the house of commons after he accused ministers of lying of the military policy in afghanistan paul flynn is with me now but before we talk to him let's just see a clip of the video that got him from parliament the role of our brave soldiers of
the moment is to act as human shields for ministers' reputation the danger to our soldiers is being programmed by those on that page who have the power to stop. other countries over remove soldiers from this dangerous area where they're not doing all we're doing which is arming and training our future and to be isn't this very similar to the end of the first world war when it was said that politicians lie and and soldiers died and the reality was as it is know that our brave soldier lives are being led by ministerial donkey's paul flynn after that you were disciplined by the speaker and barred from parliament for five days presumably you knew that what happened that you thought it was worth it it's very worthwhile it's a very rare event and the result has been that my words have been seen almost all
over the world is prison extraordinary effect and i believe that this may well be a turning point in public opinion i believe eighty percent of public opinion would like to see the boys home by christmas and the government in a sense they're ignoring that you've been a longstanding critic of the war in afghanistan so what brought on this specific out there this one was about the the futility of the of the deaths in the last few days and the utter imbecile lying ministers who come before us and made excuses for continuing the war there's only one reason while the war is. and that is to protect the reputations of politicians soldiers of the as human shields for ministers reputations what they're trying to do is to keep the war going.